One Way To Earn Extra Money For Holiday Shopping

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we all know what that means… extra expenses! Between gifts, donating to charity, food, entertaining friends & family, and decorations this is, by far, the most expensive season of the year. No matter how many times you convince yourself to try to put money aside for the holiday budget, life gets in the way and that doesn’t always happen. If you are looking for ways to increase your holiday budget I have a simple and fun idea to earn some extra cash!

We all love to share our opinions, so why not get paid while doing it? Focus Pointe Global is a National Marketing Research Company with 18 facilities, with two located here in Chicago! They host paid focus groups, in-person interviews, taste tests, online communities and more for companies to better understand their target customers. By participating in these opportunities, you are able to share your opinions and experiences to improve products and even try new products before they are on the market. The best part is that you get paid for participating! Signing up for a focus group is quick and simple at Here, you can register and fill out details for your profile. The information from your profile will be used to help match you to a study on a topic that’s relevant to you.

Since many of you live in the Chicago area, I wanted to share some that are coming up soon. See what works for you and click the links below to apply!

Week of November 14th in Chicago:

  • It may be the season of giving, but don’t forget to take a minute to put yourself first! With this study on Health & Beauty they are looking for people ages 25-60 for a Paid Focus Group on Skin Health. You can earn $75 for 1 hour of your time, and if selected for a 90-minute breakout session, you can earn an additional $70. Find out if you qualify here:
  • With this study on Caffeinated Beverages, you can earn $75 for only 1 hour of your time and an additional $70 if you are chosen for a 90-minute breakout session. If you are between the ages of 25-54, sign up here:
  • Grocery shopping is definitely a big part of the holidays. If you are between the ages of 25-59, come and participate in this study! You can earn $75 for 1 hour, and if selected for a 90-minute breakout session, you can earn an additional $70! Apply here:

Week of November 28th in Chicago:

  • Focus Pointe Chicago is also looking for Moms ages 18-34, of babies ages 4-24 months, for a Paid Focus Group on Baby Food.  You could earn $75 for 1 hour of your time. Some participants may be asked to stay an additional 90 minutes and get compensated an extra $70.  Sign up here:

Have you ever participated in a focus group before? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!

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